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>> abc7 news starts right now with breaking news. >> good morning, the breaking news is in san lenadro where firefighters made a disturbing involvery in a burning mobile home. abc7 news reporter katie marzullo has the details. >> the fire is out. the fire department confirms one person was killed in the fire. you can see what is left of what is described as a travel trailer beyond the fence line. this is a mobile home community, a one-trailer damage. they cannot confirm the gender
or identity of the victim. a neighbor tells me it was a woman, a disabled woman and someone no one in the trailer park had met. the 9-1-1 calls came in after 3:30. the fire department was on the scene five minutes later but the trailer was engulfed. neighbors say they tried to break open the windows. they heard the woman's voice, asking if she was okay and the fire department said she was probably dead in the first few minutes of the fire. no other trailers damaged or homes damaged in the area. police working to find the victim if it is a woman. the victim's relatives, as well, to five them she has died in the fire. the police department is working on that angle. >> we want to check on the
weather forecast. today there are more clouds in the mix, right? >> a little bit this morning, but, still, not the blanket of cloud cover we have been used to during the cooler-than-average summer. the fog down to quarter a mile in napa and half a mile in santa rosa and everyone else is okay. this afternoon, it will be sunny and a few lingering clouds but mostly sunny and 67 at half moon bay and accident in san francisco and mid-to-upper 70 around the bay shore to 80 in san jose. we will be 82 in santa rosa and mid-80's in the east bay valley. enjoy. how is the commute? >> improveing. we had an early big rig accident southbound 880 at oak street cleared and 15 minutes. 25 miles per hour approaching the scene and out of the lanes but, still, maybe, causing the folks to gawk on the shoulder.
from antioch you have slowing toward pittsburg but still not bad. we have road work in lanes southbound 880 to 280 in the san jose area. the bay bridge toll plaza shows traffic flowing nicely, no metering lights or delays but yesterday a grind getting to the new span. right now it looks like a good ride. >> thank you. now, a closer look at that, drivers are warned there could be major delays in the bay bridge commute in the evening. c.h.p. says it will take a week for the novelty of the span to wear off. c.h.p. has noticed slower traffic on the bridge as drivers take in the sights. some drivers report it took an
hour and a half to get from san francisco to oakland during the commute last night. transportation officials say the gawker effect could have led to congested feeling but there were 2,500 fewer cars than the same day last year. >> first vehicle across the bay bridge. how cool is that? >> monumental. >> tom shot this video entering the bridge from the northbound i-80 entrance and got to the front of the pack in order to become one of the first drivers to cross behind the c.h.p. >> from ohio, the man convicted of holding three women captive for a decade has been found dead of an apparent suicide. ariel castro was to spend the rest of his life if -- in prison. >> last time we saw 53-year-old ariel castro was at the sentencing august 1, a court
session where one of three session he kidnapped and raped summoned the courage to address castro directly. >> i spent 11 years in hell. now your hell is just beginning. i will overcome all this that happened but you will be in hell for eternity. >> the hell is now underway with castro found hanging in the prison cell and was in protective custody in the cell alone because of the notoriety of the case. castro was checked on by prison staff every 30 minutes but not on suicide want. cpr was performed before being taken to the hospital and he was pronounced dead before 1:00 p.m. local time last night. those are the final public words part of the bizarre rambling 16-minute statement at the sentencing. [ inaudible ] >> i am not a monster. i am sick.
>> he claimed he was sexually assaulted and addicted to pornography and the sex with the three women was consensual. >> unlikely to forgive give the word of a relative. >> to arrow -- ariel castro, may god have mercy on your soul. >> in contra costa county, a second victim in a school district sex abuse scandal has reached $1.8 million settlement. a 30-year-old woman who lives in the central valley sued the school district in january claiming a teacher sexually abused her repeatedly when she was in 8th grade in then anyone claiming the district and school officials failed to report two early student reports of sexual abuse from the same teacher which allowed her to be victimized. the swim coach received a settlement of $2.5 million.
two other victims of the teacher who took his own life still have their civil suits pending. >> berkeley campus are investigating two separate reports of indecent exposure with the student newspaper reporting the latest happened in the unit three building before 1:00 o'clock a.m. and fee may students say a man define 30 and 40 exposed himself in the women's bathroom and another female student reported a similar incident in the unit two building on monday night. >> the supreme court is set to begin hearing arguments in san francisco on a case involving an undocumented man who passed the state bar exam but can he practice law? he entered illegally when he was 17 months old and went to college, graduated from law school and passed the bar. the committee that oversees the bar recommends he be granted membership but the state supreme court is now deciding what an illegal immigrant can join the
state bar. >> california voters and are parent should be tested regularly. a poll shows that voters strongly support more standardized testing to measure student progress and evaluate teachers. two-thirds of california voters say students should be tested in every grade level opposed to 22 percent who believe the state should cut back on testing. this will be a rally today to push for the opening of a new library in santa clara. the library in the north side neighborhood is nearly complete but ran out of money needed to finish it. the problem stems from a fight offer re-development money. mercury news reports the county said under state law the money should be spent on school districts and public services not a library. >> today is the day to grab a book and head outside.
>> grab sunscreen unless you can find a nice tree it will be a bright day at the coast. there is limited cloud cover from the coast across san francisco as we lock off to the east from sutro and like year the clouds will not last long. temperatures are close to average and oakland at 75 one degree warmer and san francisco is right on, and 70, and degree cooler with 82 in napa and san jose topping out at 80, two degrees cooler-than-average and livermore is 84 and redwood city 79, the day manner, next 12 hours, 53 in the not bay to 62, and fog in the not bay, and sunshine, 64 at the coast and 76 inland a great day for lunch outside. by 4:00, 66 at the coast and 82 inland and mild this evening at 62 at the coast to 74 inland. tomorrow we jump up two to four degrees and six to ten degrees warmer friday and saturday, saturday account hottest days in
the forecast and 90's away from the cost. enjoy. sue? >> thanks, mike, an update on the situation in oakland with an early accident involving a big rig and three vehicles at oakland street which is cleared from the lanes and you can see slow traffic remaining from 980 moving southbound. we had road washington toward hayward, too, on. -- too, on 880. to the east northbound 680 concord avenue to arthur road, the road work here is physical -- until 6:00. a beautiful day in walnut creek southbound 680 toward the 24 junction everything is moving nicely through the san ramon valley. >> thanks. the tide could be turning for those who cannot afford brand name laundry detergent.
before the america's cup finals and oracle is being rocked by a cheating scandal and without several key team members and will start the race already in the hole. they were to be introduced yesterday, and this morning everything is different. oracle is missing a key player, a wing trimmer who is banned from the entire race. three other teammates are removed from all or part of the regatta. the team was fined $250,000 and docked two points. each race is one point so oracle will start ii races behind team new zealand on saturday. oracle will need 11 races to keep the cup and new zealand only needs nine races to win the cup. a mural dedicated to the sailor andrew simpson is unveiled after he died when the catamaran capsized in the bay. 18 students from the academy painted the mural unveiled at
the campus at 10:30 this morning. >> san jose is working on a plan to put more officers back on the street. the city has been losing police officers at a rate of 100 per year for the past three years after pay and benefits cuts. city council have come up with a $50 million proposal to fill current vacancyies, restore wages and add 141 new officers were the mayor thinks the city can fine $30 million but may need a sale tax to meet the 20 million shortfall. >> one of the few ways to generate enough revenue to allow us to restore services and restore the pay cuts so it is an important piece whether or not the public will support it is the big question. >> not everyone is in favor of the idea. some say there are other priors like paving roads and keeping libraries and parks open. >> this year facebook was voted the best employer but not all employees agree. employees for the company take issue with the long hours.
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>> especially with something so serious in syria you would think he would pay attention even though it was three hours. >> was he trying to justify by say i was these hours in >> okay, folks... >> not during world affairs. amazing. the radar and satellite shows how quiet it is this morning. tracking the fog in the north bay and visibility and low around santa rosa and napa this morning and san francisco is 60's in the ferry building and ocean beach and everyone else around 57 to 59 degrees. opposite where, 50 in american canyon and 51 in petaluma and you can tell the nights are
getting long and palo alto at 55 and santa clara at 56 and 57 in saratoga and pleasanton at 58 and everyone else in the low-to-mid 60's. this is how it looked from mount tamalpais where the winds are gusting up to 26 miles per hour from the northwest and you can see they are halting at the love the clouds from coming in from the cost with not a lot of clouds at the coast anyway is tim be sunny and near normal with the dry air on top of us and mild one more day and it will be hot friday, saturday, and sunday. everywhere but the coat. today, check out the 88 in san jose upper 70's to low 80's for the south bay and toward santa cruz and morgan hill is the, exception at 83 and 84. 81 if los altos and everyone else in the mid-to-upper 70's and the cost has mid-to-upper 60's to near 70 in downtown and 71 south san francisco and sausalito at 72 and 76 in petaluma and the fog could be lingering a little bit longer there and everyone else in the upper 70's to low 80's in the not bay valley and mid-to-upper
60's along the beaches and low-to-mid 70's along the east bay shore and berkeley at 72 and 75 in union city and 76 in fremont and slightly warmer in castro valley and mid-to-upper 80's in the east bay valley. we fight for first place with the rangeers 70 degrees at 12:35 and 75 a great day at the tonight, temperatures are the same as this morning the tomorrow is close to today and the heat, friday, saturday, and sunday, temperatures are still above average. now in the richmond area, westbound 80, the center divide is some sort of a brushfire, with no slowing in the road sensors and hopefully the sensors will get that cleared.
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we've got a passion for quality. because you've got a passion for taste. >> whether you are just joining us or headed out the door, breaking news in san lenadro, fire at a trailer park left a woman dead west of 580. neighbors say the woman was disabled but few knew her. abc7 news reporter katie marzullo will join us with the latest in a few minutes. >> develops news from ohio where convicted cleveland kidnapper air castro -- ariel castro is dead found hanging in his cell last night. castro was serving a life sentence for kidnapping and beating three women in his home for more than a decade. >> three, evacuees are allowed to return home this morning as firefighters moved closer to fully containing the sierra fire burning in and around yosemite national park. the fire now is 80 percent
contained after burning 235,000 acres. >> the senate foreign affairs committee could vote on authorizing the use of force against the syrian regime for alleged chemical weapons attack on fans. the committee drafted a resolution to permit the president to order a limited military mission as long as it doesn't exceed 90 days or involve troops on the ground. >> five, drives are warned there could be major delays in the bay bridge commute today especially this afternoon and tonight. c.h.p. says it will take at least a week for the novelty of the span to wear off. c.h.p. is noticing more traffic on the bridge to take in the sights. >> temperatures the next couple of days are manageable but it will be hot everywhere friday and saturday. i have the latest numbers in the seven-day forecast. >> seven, we seeing light traffic at the bay bridge toll plaza as you can see, a little bit of bunch on the beautiful
new eastern span and we will follow the rest of the wednesday commute ahead. >> we can only dream. >> british scientists have invented the thin of the keyboard flexible and thin as a piece of paper and town any area into a touch sensitive service. the we vice can be used to extend the areas tablets and smartphones to give you a full size keyboard to type a message. >> a florida family hunting for buried gold is smiles a hitting it big. the family unearth the $300,000 in spanish gold diving off the coast ft. pierce over the weekend and they covered 300-year-old treasure including gold coins and chains and a geld ring. it was left over from 11 spanish
ships that went down in a hurricane in 1715. we will hear from the family on "good morning america" at 7:00 and word is they are back at sea searching for more. >> best family vacation. ever. >> morning news continues at 5:30 with the top stories. >> including new financial concerns for the ambulance company that serves the south bay. the reason rural metro says they need to be let out of their contract. >> this is traffic on the new east were span of the bay bridge and we hope for a smoother commute and less traffic. so far, so goo
lenadro where a woman has been killed at a fire if her home. abc7 news reporter katie marzullo has the news. >> neighbors are scrub eling trying to help but they feel helpless. you can see the trailer home. fire department described it as a travel trailer used as a resident. the fire department can fought confirm who the victim is but we know one person died in the fire. neighbors say it is an elderly disabled woman but someone they have never met. they say they hear her and tried to get her out but the chief on the scene says that was a mistake. >> the neighbors recorded hearing the occupant banging on the doors breaking out windows and they broke out the windows and there was smoke and actually that lit up the property, unfortunately. >> this fire break out after
3:30 this morning in san leandro. neighbors say it felt like forever before the firefighters arrived but they were on the scene they say in minutes and the woman probable died fairly quickly. >> no other homes or trailers were built dad in the fire. >> today we are talking about nice conditions similar to yesterday. >> if you liked yesterday you will like todays right, mike? >> i think so, especially no matter where you are, the only thing to worry about is strong sunshine today. we have been tracking the fog and napa has lowest at 1.25 mile and santa rosa was up to nine miles so it is moving around the valley. so there are variable conditions through the not bay. temperatures today are going to run around 76 in the north by to 86 in the east bay. that is the inland neighborhood. around the bay, 71 to 80 and the
coast 65 to san francisco at 70. nearly normal temperatures. sue has the traffic. >> the richmond area westbound 80 we had an early grandson fire in -- grass fire which has put out. from antioch, just a grind to pittsburg and bay point at 20 minutes to concord. from the value rally the sensors are slow up and over the pass to livermore and dublin/pleasanton interchange. road work eastbound 24 that is picking up at 6:00 a.m. and the san mateo bridge headed out a few headlights bunching up toward the high-rise and otherwise a night drive between hayward and foster city. matt? >> the second morning commute ever for the new bay bridge is underway after the first full day saw heavy traffic and delay
that lasted into the night. amy hollyfield joins us with the the toll plaza. amy, how does it look? >> still early so not too bad, matt. this is the time to cross. the metering lights are not on at the toll plaza. the evening commute is what was painful. look at the congestion. we had one commuters say her trip of 25 minutes took 80 minutes and the c.h.p. believes it is because people are slowing down to safer -- savour the new bridge. there is a slow down of traffic under the suspension part of the bridge and then traffic picks up beyond the tower. c.h.p. thinks the slow down could last for a week. >> taking pictures while driving you could be subjected to the speed law, so what is a safe speed to take a picture while driving? we determined that is zero.
>> c.h.p. will look out for a behavior so plan for extra time in the commute until the not elty wears off. we know it wasn't a volume issue that caused the slow down. there were 2,500 fewer cars on on the bridge last year on the same day. >> we want to know what you think of the new bay bridge so join the conversation on facebook.com to share your thoughts. >> developing news the cleveland man who kidnapped and held three women captive for more than a decade is dead. ohio correctional officials say ariel castro was found hanging in his prison cell. guards tried to resuscitate him but were not successful. in exchange for no death penalty he pleaded guilty to 937 counts including rape, kidnapping, and
murder. a judge sentenced castro to life in prison plus a thousand years. >> sentencing begins today for convicted serial killer joseph naso. a jury convicted him last month of killing four women in the 1970's and 1990's and we have learned the prosecution have evidence tying him to another victim and will present the proof in the sentencing phase of the trial. the body was found on a beach in 1981. naso is suspected in another murder in 1992. the jury will have to decide whether he should be executed or imprisoned for life. >> classes will take place at a newark school this morning after a fire on campus last night. it started at 9:00 p.m. when firefighters say a double wide trailer caught fire the home of a school caretaker not home. firefighters rescued two dogs and three parrots.
>> santa clara county's struggling ambulance company wants to renew their five year contract with the county. the arizona based company claims they are looks $5 million a year under the current terms. rural metro filed for bankruptcy last month. last year the santa clara county hit the company with a $5 million fine because of slow response time and van breakdown. rural metro says it would rebid for a new contract if it is let out of the current contract. >> president obama has started the three day overseas trip where he will try to build more international support for action against syria. the president got off air force one a few hours ago in stockholm where he will meet with sweden's prime minister and leaders from other nordic countries. the northern european stop was added to his itinerary after he canceled plans to meet with russian president my pin in now.
president obama traveled to russia for the g-20 summit after spending the day in stockholm. the senate foreign affairs committee could vote today open authorizing the use of force against the seen regime for last month's alleged chemical weapons attack on civilians. the committee drafted a resolution that would permit the president to order a limited military mission as long as it doesn't exceed 90 days or involve united states troops on the ground. we will have more on syrian americans in the bay area feel about that coming up in ten minutes. >> the good samaritan hospital and telephones are working after the land lines were out. the telephone lines were out yesterday at 4:00 p.m. and foil say the hospital used radio communications located in every unit as well as their cell phones while repairs were done. hospital operations remain normal and visiting hours were not affected. no word on the cause of the power outage of the phones.
>> we have fog and clouds. mike? >>guest: in the north bay finding the coolest weather. santa rosa is 52 and american canyon is 50 and 53 in napa. san rafael is warmest at 61 and sausalito at 59 with 60 in redwood city and alameda and newark is 64. san jose is 61. lafayette, dress for 58. the next 12 hours, a tumor cloud -- a few more clouds but nothing like the fog in the north bay, everyone is sunny and a few clouds at the cost at mid-to-upper 60's there and 76 inland as we head to 4:00, close to seasonal average low 80's inland and mid-60's at the coast and dropping into the low-to-upper 60's away the bay and the coast and 74 inland in
the evening. ought to be delightful. tomorrow we jump two to four degrees and the heat is on away from the coast for friday and saturday. first, here is sue account track. >> we go to road work still in the lanes and this is in the eastbound direction, rather, in the -- no, that is right, eastbound highway 4 to willow pass road and you can expect the lanes to be blocked eastbound until noon. under 45 minutes westbound 580 dublin/pleasanton area and up and over the altamont pass and westbound 4 from antioch to concord is 30 minutes and good drive southbound 101 into san francisco over the golden gate bridge and bart running 37 trains and everyone is on time. great way to go this wednesday morning. >> a congress moves the united
>> covering los altos, antioch, petaluma and all the bay area this is abc7 news. >> on capitol hill, a critical senate vote on authorizing the strike against syria could come as early as today. in the bay area syrian americans are rallying support for a move. a pair and his daughter are working nonstop from their san jose kitchen table to save syria. they senator out action alerts to bay area members to ask members of congress to support a military strike on syria. the 19-year-old hopes other lawmakers feel the same. she is calling district offices to share her story about her aunt in syria who hasn't left her home in months. >> she is in a really bad area where if she live the house it is dangerous. >> you ask any syrian family and they know about the suffering
syrians have gone trough. >> hundreds of syrians land to show support for united states military intervention in syria in a san francisco rally on saturday. >> no damage or injuries reported from a strong earthquake that shook tokyo. last night the 6.5 earthquake was centered 370 miles south tokyo despite the distance, buildings sways and trains stopped as a precaution. no tsunami alert was issued. a 6.5 earthquake hit off alaskan is where a 7.0 earthquake hit last week. >> a former contra costa county sheriff deupty is guilty of setting up phony drunk driving stings. the jury fund the man guilty conspiracy and multiple counts of wire fraud and acquitted on one count linked to allegation that he accepted cocaine from a private investigator to set up drunk driving busts. the prosecution says the targets were meant in divorce or custody disputes.
he faces sentencing on december 11. >> it hack three years since the gas pipe line explosion in san bruno killed eight people and destroyed 40 homes. the mayor is renewing the fight to ensure what happened there will not happen somewhere else. the mayor will push for stricting pipeline safety regulations and reforms and wants pg&e fined $4 billion. pg&e calls that number excessive and says it has spent $2.5 billion testing and approveing or improving the pipe line the >> we have been making our system safer since the accident. >> what of the homes destroyed in the explosion have been rebuilt and monday is the third anniversary of the blast. >> after months in the making yahoo is ready to unveil the new logo. tonight at 9:00 the company will reveal their new look. yahoo has featured a different logo on the web site each day for 30 days. the company says the new design will be purple, still.
the switch could be a huge mistake because consumers usually don't like change. you may remember when san francisco-based gap changed their logo people hated the version open right so the company reversed to the old version on the left. >> mike, do not let our weather change. keep it the same forever. >> forever? >> at least until the weekend. >> most petroleum think it doesn't change an here anyway. >> here is our radar and our satellite and as we look at it we can see a few breaks in the cloud cover mostly along the coast trying to spill into the bay but like year, short shelf life. we will have total sunshine and even at the coast we will have mostly sunny conditions. a sea breeze so the dry air brings the sun but the sea breeze will hold the temperatures in check. you can see the 17 miles per hour win at sfo and 12 at
concord and 20 in fairly. this is how it looks from the exploritorium: lights are rolling and beautiful stream with the western span saying hello, do not forget about me. that is why the lights are on. now at look at the forecast: mostly sunny and temperatures near normal and mild tomorrow and then it changes. hot highs everywhere, friday, saturday, and sunday. heads to the coast for the free air conditioning with the possibility of a "spare the air" some time this week. upper 70's to low 80's in the santa clara valley to santa cruz and mid-80's around morgan hill can gilroy. up the peninsula we have temperatures in the mid-to-upper 70's and the coast, mid-to-upper 60's flirting with 70 in downtown and 71 in san francisco and 72 in sausalito and 76 in petaluma but upper 70's to low 80's for the not bay valley with napa at 82 and bodega bay
mid-to-upper 60's and hanging out at 72 in berkeley to 77 in castro valley and 75 in oakland and san leandro and union city and newark and temperatures in the mid-to-upper 80's in the east bay valley. 83 is a cooler spot in concord and pleasanton. day game tomorrow and 70 at 12:30, and 75 degrees by 3:30. watch out, the u.v. index is going to be hot. upstairs, low pressure to the north, fading high pressure developing offshore wins first of the fall season and lock what it does to the temperatures: friday, saturday, sunday, 90's away from the coast and 70's and temperatures are still above average but more manageable on monday and tuesday. >> now to the emeryville area westbound 80 first report of a stall and this is blocking the fast lane and you can see traffic is starting to bunch up toward golden gate bridge and it only takes one stall.
we have a southbound 280 problem, a wrong-way driver headed in northbound direction on southbound 280 with c.h.p. in pursuit. be careful in that area. wrong-way driver reported in woodside area southbound driving in the northbound direction. we have slow traffic now from antioch at 13 miles per hour grinding from hillcrest to summersville. on this wednesday morning, starting to bunch at the bay bridge toll plaza and yesterday as we all know it was just a grind getting to the tolls. >> imagine not having to have a license late on your rear bumper, the senate now has to vote on moving forward a pilot program to test digital license place. supporters say the state could save money and time by replacing
current straights and registration emcards with wireless devices. opponents worry the government can use this to track drivers. >> california lawmakers have extended a program to allow solo drivers of electric or hybrids to use car pool lanes. lawmakers hope access could persuade the drivers to invest in fuel efficient vehicles. the governor is expected to approve the extension. >> the state concerns that have a popular yogurt company pulling their product. >> amazon is dangling a lure to get people to go digital. >> five young girls rush to a california burn center after a fruit is responsible.
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>> there could be group discounts to benefit you if you work for a big company or live in a big apartment complex. the board overseeing the san mateo county buses will vote on the proposal today. housing complexes and companies with 100 people signed up could get annual passes worth up to $2 ,000 and it only costs $115. those of 25 more in their groups get a 25 percent discount.
>> the bicycle and pedestrian path on the bay bridge is a big hit. the new bicycle path has entrances at emeryville and oakland and enters at the toll plaza. hundreds have been trying it out. it is named after a former oakland city planner who fought for bicycle access. the path ends at the old s-curve and when the old bridge is demolished the path extends to yerba buena island. >> and yesterday was a good day to bicycle. do we have a repeat? >> a lot to hook at driving home across the bay bridge with the beautiful scenery and the bridge and all the people, and a look from mount tamalpais, it is gusty at 2,600' and the same everywhere at one degree warmer if fremont and san francisco and concord. we have poor air quality in tuolumne until 12:00 if you are headed up that way with a lot of smoke around tahoe. temperatures will run in the
upper 70's and near 90 in sacramento and 92 in yosemite national park and 90 in los angeles and 82 in san diego. sue? >> we have new things to report. the good news at 80 westbound at powell street in emeryville an early stall cleared but look at the damage: slow traffic is going from 580 merge beyond goalen gate to the macarthur maze with metering lights turned on early this morning so you can expect delays behind the bay bridge. westbound 80 this is coming off of the cartinez bridge we have big rig and a car off to the shoulder and not seeing any significant slowing. the wrong-way driver southbound 280 at woodside a driver driving in the northbound direction southbound 280 with c.h.p. in pursuit. things are moving nicely as you come 50 of the bay bridge and western span at 5th street in
san francisco over the skyway traffic is moving nice both dresses into and out of the san francisco. >> new details about a popular greek yogurt pulled from the floor shelves, chibo in i says to dairy, and the company says it affects less than 5 percent of the products. we have more information on abc7news.com. >> amazon is making a new offer to entice book lovers to go digital, anyone who bought a physical book can buy kindle version for $3 or less and will launch next month. google is naming the latest droid mobile operating system
african difficult bar kitkat. they known for naming droid systems after desserts and will launch in the fall with packages showing the green robot mascot breaking the candy bar. we talked how they have had deputy sort names in the past. >> cupcakes, ice cream sandwich. who doesn't want one, right? >> stop! >> next at 6:00, the california county taking a step toward forming their own state. >> firefighters responded to a trailer park fire and a call for help from inside and firefighters say they could not 15 the victim. >> a man responsible for the house of horrors is found dead in his cell.
>> live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> breaking news at 6:00, a trailer park fire in the east bay overnight. ahead, the call for help coming from inside. why crews could not help the victim. >> this is the second ever morning commute for the new bay bridge. the highway patrol reveals what is leading to a noticeable slow down for drivers crossing the new span. >> the man sentenced to life in prison for holding three women captive for a decade is found dead in the prison cell. this morning, we are learning what happened in the moments before and after ariel castro's suicide. >> good morning, thanks for joining us. >> at 6:00, you can see behind us on the new eastern span it is bunching up with the tail lights headed slow through the city. >> but the weather was nice yesterday, right? >> yes. >> now, mike nicco has the forecast. >> the weather, the view, the bridge, people on the